15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 6th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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